Farewell to ‘The Chief,’ Phil Sturholm
Connecting / Faith & Doubt / Relationships

Farewell to ‘The Chief,’ Phil Sturholm

Most of us hit a career bump with an insufferably bad boss. Perhaps once in a lifetime you’re privileged to work with a boss who encourages, mentors, and literally changes your life. For me, that is TV journalism’s legendary Phil Sturholm. Today – in laughter and tears – we honored his wonderfully rich life with countless stories over food-truck funeral food of cheeseburgers and fries. Continue reading

Divas & dads: dying to know…
Aging / Diseases / Family / Health & ...

Divas & dads: dying to know…

My dad died  a month ago today. Exactly one month ago this evening I sat at this computer cobbling together my global health web site, Global Health Lessons,  background TV blaring a weepy funeral service for singer-diva Whitney Houston.  Her death certificate blamed drowning, but the bigger blame was also Whitney’s deadly fondness for cocaine. … Continue reading